Mitsubishi Evo v Impreza v Vectra VXR v BMW 330i: Vauxhall scares BMW!
Mitsubishi Evo IX and Subaru Impreza STI meet the Vauxhall Vectra VXR and BMW 330i M Sport. Which delivers the best drive?
|Mitsubishi Evo IX FQ-320||Subaru Impreza STi||BMW 330i M Sport||Vauxhall Vectra VXR|
|Engine||In-line 4-cyl, turbocharged||Flat-4-cyl, turbocharged||In-line 6-cyl||V6, turbocharged|
|Location||Front, transverse||Front, longitudinal||Front, longitudinal||Front, transverse|
|Bore X Stroke||85 x 88mm||99.5 x 79mm||85 x 88mm||89 x 74.8mm|
|Cylinder Block||Aluminium alloy||Aluminium alloy||Aluminium alloy||Aluminium alloy|
|Cylinder Head||Aluminium alloy, dohc, 4v per cylinder, MIVEC VVT||Aluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder, AVCS||Aluminium alloy, dohc, 4v per cylinder, double-VANOS, VVT||Aluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder|
|Fuel and Ignition||4G63 engine management, multi-point fuel injection, turb||Electronic engine management, multi-point fuel injection, turbo||Electronic multi-point injection distributorless electric ignition||Electronic engine management, multi-point fuel injection, turbo|
|Max Power||326bhp @ 6700rpm||277bhp @ 8000rpm||258bhp @ 6600rpm||251bhp @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||305lb ft @ 4300rpm||289lb ft @ 4000rpm||221lb ft @ 2500rpm||262lb ft @ 1800rpm|
|Transmission||Six-speed manual, four-wheel drive, lsd, Active Centre Diff, Super Active Yaw Control,||Six-speed manual, four-wheel drive, front, rear & centre lsd, yaw-rate & lat G sensors||Six-speed manual, rear- wheel drive, DSC traction and stability control||Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive, traction and stability control|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson struts, coil springs lower arms, anti-roll bar||MacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll bar||MacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll bar||MacPherson struts, coil springs and anti-roll bar|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar||Struts, trailing arms, dual link, anti-roll bar||Multi-link, coil springs, dampers||Multi-link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||Vented discs all round, 320mm front, 300mm rear, ABS, EBD||Vented discs all round, 330mm front, 305mm rear, ABS, EBD||Vented discs all round, 330mm front, 336mm rear, ABS,EBD||Vented discs fr, solid discs rr, 345mm fr, 292mm rr, ABS, EBD|
|Power to Weight||236bhp/ton||188bhp/ton||172bhp/ton||161bhp/ton|
|Max Speed||157mph (claimed)||158mph (claimed)||155mph (claimed)||161mph (claimed)|
|0 to 60 MPH||4.4sec (claimed)||5.0sec (claimed)||6.1sec (claimed)||6.5sec (claimed)|
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